I still remember it like it was yesterday.
I was working construction at the time. We all suddenly got called back to the office. The first plane had hit and we all sat there around the radio as the second one hit.
Nobody knew what to think or say.
We just sat there horrified and speechless.
Our foreman then sent us all home.
I had already joined the Army in their Delayed Entry Program and was set to start training in six months. I immediately called my recruiter.
“What does this all mean?”
“Will they be having me go to training early?”
“Are we going to war?”
Of course, he had no idea.
Just over a year later, I was in Iraq. In fact, I got there the week of my birthday and basically spent the first three days in a bunker waiting out the mortar attacks.
Here’s the messed up thing.
It was IN Iraq that I really discovered the internet…
And, eventually web development.
I often wonder what my life would be like if I’d never went over or never joined the Army or if 9/11 never happened. So, today is always awkward for me.
I’d take it all back in a second.
And yet, I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I did.
Anyway, I don’t have much of a point other than to say… it’s easy to look back on past choices and mistakes with regret and wish you could go back.
But, who knows how that would affect your life?
You wouldn’t be the person you are, today.
And, at the end of the day, we CAN’T go back.
So, all you can do is keep looking forward and keep moving. Eye on the prize… the career and life you want for yourself and the grind to get there.
And, try to enjoy the journey along the way.
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